Kaptur Statement After GSA Selects Whiting-Turner Construction Company for Ashley Courthouse Project, Identifies Summer 2021 as Start Date

October 30, 2020
Press Release

Toledo, OH – Today, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) released the following statement after the General Services Administration (GSA) announced that it selected the Whiting-Turner Construction Company for the Bridging Design Build services contract at the James M. Ashley and Thomas W.L. Ashley U.S. Courthouse annex construction and renovation project in Toledo, Ohio. The project will construct a courthouse annex and make significant improvements to the existing courthouse. Construction will commence Summer of 2021.


Rep. Kaptur, who serves as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, was instrumental in securing the $104 million needed for construction of the Toledo Courthouse Annex in the 2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill’s passage put the new annex on track for construction.


“This new addition to the Ashley Federal Courthouse will lift up and modernize our Civic Center Mall,” said Rep. Kaptur. “This design is a tribute to Toledo’s ongoing heritage as the Glass City. A federal investment of more than $100 million in the heart of our city will transform our Civic Center Mall and justice corridor for generations. I look forward to work getting underway in the further renaissance of our city’s core.”


“The project at the Ashley U.S. Courthouse is an example of GSA’s commitment to our historic buildings, and the American people who work in and visit the courthouse,” said GSA Regional Administrator Brad Hansher. “Through this important investment in the courthouse, GSA will expand and modernize an iconic asset on Toledo’s Civic Center Mall to best meet the needs of the Judiciary.”


Project Details

  • Whiting-Turner Construction Company, in partnership with Bialosky Cleveland and William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., will provide Bridging Design Build services for the Ashley U.S. Courthouse construction and renovation project.
  • The total project award is $85,535,000, and includes design and construction services. 
  • The project will construct an annex for the Ashley U.S. Courthouse. The project also includes upgrades to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and life safety systems, elevator replacement, accessibility upgrades, tenant improvements, façade repairs, and roof replacement for the existing courthouse.
  • GSA anticipates that construction of the annex will be complete in 2023, and the renovation of and upgrades to the existing courthouse will be complete in 2024.